As part of our ongoing effort to provide local communities with a storytelling platform, Rhode Island PBS invites residents and friends of South Kingstown to learn more about the production of Our Town: South Kingstown. An informational meeting will be held on Monday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library, located at 1057 Kingstown Road in Wakefield.
Our Town: South Kingstown is a production of WSBE Rhode Island PBS, and is not affiliated with the Facebook group of the same name.
Our Town is a documentary project in which neighbors become filmmakers to capture the unique experiences, untold stories, and reveal hidden gems in their own community. Part community-builder, part cultural catalog, part fundraiser, and part “day-in-the-life” scrapbook, the Our Town series shares the local legends, historical happenings, and backyard secrets of Rhode Island towns and villages.
For Our Town: South Kingstown, the 12th installment in the series, Rhode Island PBS invites the residents and friends of South Kingstown to tell the stories of life in their town and its villages. At the March 23 planning meeting, volunteers discuss and choose the subjects and locations they want to include in the documentary. Residents of South Kingstown are especially urged to participate, but one need not be a resident of the town - just have a great town story to tell. Rhode Island PBS welcomes the entire community to come and find out how easily their story can be shared.
There are no restrictions on age or experience, and there is no cost or compensation to participate. For those with a story to tell but no camera to capture it, Rhode Island PBS has equipment to lend by appointment and with a security deposit, which is returned when the equipment is returned after filming.
Rhode Island PBS offers technical advice, and after the videos are turned in, will edit together the stories into a one-hour film. Our Town: South Kingstown will premiere on Rhode Island PBS in September of 2020.
For information about participating in Our Town: South Kingstown, and for details about meetings as the dates approach, visit ripbs.org/our-town, or call Jodi Mesolella, project director, at 401-222-3636, extension 209, Nicole Muri, producer, at extension 225, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on RI cable: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on MA cable: Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36, Dish Network 36.
WSBE Learn transmits standard-definition (SD) content over the air on digital 36.2; in Rhode Island on Cox 808; Verizon FiOS 478; Full Channel 89; and in Massachusetts on Comcast 294 or 312.
About Rhode Island PBS
WSBE Rhode Island PBS is operated by the Rhode Island PBS Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is a viewer-supported member of the PBS network of public broadcasting stations, and uses the power of noncommercial media to educate, engage, enrich, inspire, and entertain viewers of all ages in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut since 1967. WSBE-DT delivers content on two channels: Rhode Island PBS (digital 36.1), and Learn (digital 36.2). For more information about programs and education services at WSBE, visit www.ripbs.org.